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Telehealth Applications for Muscular Disorders and Implications for Physician Burnout

Posted by Amanda Miles on Apr 16, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Telehealth methods of care delivery have grown tremendously over the last 20 years. However, despite the growth of telehealth across the medical field, the use of telemedicine for neuromuscular or musculoskeletal outpatients remains less expansive. While historical use of telehealth for neuromuscular and musculoskeletal disorders has been limited, the access barriers faced by these patients combined with the high rates of clinician burnout in the specialty provides a robust opportunity for an expanded application of telehealth.

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Topics: disease management, telehealth, chronic disease

Managing Chronic Disease with Telerehabilitation

Posted by Lily Mercer on Jun 15, 2018 5:00:00 AM

As the aging population grows, the number of people living with chronic diseases will continue to rise. Because medical advancements have increased the lifespan of these individuals, there is a consistent need for healthcare efforts directed toward disease management. By addressing the morbidity and mortality associated with chronic diseases, healthcare providers can improve quality of life and reduce hospital readmissions for the aging population.

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Topics: disease management, chronic disease, CHF, COPD, heart disease, patient education

Expanding Access To Healthcare Across America With Telehealth

Posted by Lily Mercer on May 30, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Telemedicine continues to grow as a solution to increase access to healthcare. Patients living in rural areas stand to gain immense benefits from telehealth because it can reduce barriers related to cost and travel. A recent study sought to demonstrate the efficacy of telehealth in reducing these burdens for patients with diabetes living in rural Georgia and Alabama.

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Topics: disease management, telehealth, diabetes, chronic disease, video conferencing, patient satisfaction

How Telehealth Is Changing The Clinical Practice Of COPD

Posted by Gigi Cordero on Apr 25, 2018 7:04:00 AM

Research studies have shown a significant reduction in hospitalizations and use of other acute healthcare services for patients using telehealth. With a high cost of COPD and COPD exacerbation, hospital systems have turned to telehealth to help improve outcomes. 

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Topics: telehealth, telemedicine, remote patient monitoring, chronic disease, COPD

Unique Telehealth Programs: Paramedic Home Visiting Program

Posted by Gigi Cordero on Apr 4, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Araelle Jenison is an EMT and the Manager and Telehealth Coordinator for the Mobile Health Care System Community Check Program for Adirondack Health. The program is designed to complement home health care. Patients placed on the program can benefit from the immediate intervention of paramedics. In her own words Jenison writes about the program and how it has been implemented in the Southern Washington County and Northern Rensselaer County.

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Topics: telehealth, remote patient monitoring, chronic disease, clinician engagement, EMT, unique telehealth programs

Improving Healthcare Efficiency With Telehealth

Posted by Lily Mercer on Mar 16, 2018 5:00:00 AM

As the prevalence of chronic diseases continues to rise, healthcare systems will experience added pressure to make efficient use of their resources and treat more patients without compromising quality of care. Telehealth offers a solution to the growing need for healthcare efficiency in primary care settings today.

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Topics: disease management, remote patient monitoring, chronic disease, primary care, introducing telehealth, telehealth engagement, clinician engagement

In the News: Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice Improves Patient Outcomes by Expanding Telehealth

Posted by Gigi Cordero on Feb 20, 2018 10:35:12 AM

Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice, a leading agency serving 48 Ohio counties, is using innovative technology to keep patients healthy and at home.

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Topics: telehealth, remote patient monitoring, chronic disease, news, CHF, COPD, home health, heart disease

Learning To Manage Heart Disease: A Personal Story

Posted by Jenni Blendu on Feb 14, 2018 8:12:00 AM

Jenni Blendu, RN, MBA, shares her experiences as a nurse and as a patient managing a chronic heart condition. In honor of American Heart Month, Jenni writes a personal reflection discussing her struggles helping patients with chronic disease while also managing her own. Read more of her story on her featured article in Live Younger Longer.

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Topics: chronic disease, patient success story, heart disease, aFib

What is Telehealth? A Solution for at-Home Care

Posted by Gigi Cordero on Jan 29, 2018 2:13:12 PM

Listen to Ronnie Richards, RN, Clinical Coordinator of Telehealth at Holland Hospital Home Health as she talks about the advantages of telehealth services for people receiving at-home care. This podcast episode was recorded from on-air broadcast with WHTC Radio in Holland.

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Topics: telehealth, telemedicine, remote patient monitoring, chronic disease, home health

In the News: Holland Hospital Home Health Achieves Better Health Outcomes for Chronic Disease Patients

Posted by Gigi Cordero on Jan 9, 2018 10:04:30 AM

Holland Hospital Home Health is the only organization in West Michigan to partner with Health Recovery Solutions to provide patients with remote monitoring technology

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Topics: disease management, telehealth, telemedicine, remote patient monitoring, engaging patients, chronic disease, news